Fire Emblem Trading Card Game
- If you are looking for the TCG that started in 2015 and is still ongoing see Fire Emblem Cipher.
The Fire Emblem Trading Card Game was a collectible card game based on the characters and settings of the Fire Emblem series, created and published by NTT Publishing exclusively in Japan. The Trading Card game was published continuously from 2001 to 2004 across seven released series of cards, adapted from Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776; despite being published during their release period, the subsequent four games (The Binding Blade, The Blazing Blade, The Sacred Stones and Path of Radiance) are not represented at all in the TCG, and Fire Emblem Gaiden also lacks representation in the game.
Across most of the TCG's run, character art was provided by Katsuyoshi Koya, whose illustrations for the card game are to this day widely used to represent the casts of Mystery of the Emblem and Genealogy of the Holy War in other appearances. In Series 1, some card illustrations were also provided by Mayumi Hirota, the illustrator for Thracia 776 and the Treasure art book, and the Jugdral Anthology series feature artwork from a number of guest artists, including Yusuke Kozaki, who would later be the character designer for Fire Emblem Awakening and Fire Emblem Fates.
In 2015, eleven years after its publication came to an end, the TCG was succeeded by a new card game, Fire Emblem Cipher.
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As of this time, the exact rules of the TCG are not available in the English-speaking fandom.
|Launch date||Game(s) adapted||Format(s)||Total new cards|
Fire Emblem Series 1
|August 3rd, 2001||Genealogy of the Holy War||• Starter Kit (¥1,500 + tax)
• Booster Packs (¥400 + tax each)
Series 2: Fate's Bonds
|November 30th, 2001||Genealogy of the Holy War||Booster Packs||142|
Series 3: Attaining New Power
|April 27th, 2002||Genealogy of the Holy War||Booster Packs||139|
Series 4: The Thracian Uprising
|September 2002||Thracia 776||Booster Packs||139|
|?? 2003||Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776||Booster Packs||92|
Series 5: Heirs to the Emblem
|?? 2004||Mystery of the Emblem||• Starter Kit (¥1,000 + tax)
• Booster Packs
Series 6: Heroes of Archanea
|December 10th, 2004||Mystery of the Emblem||Booster Packs||185|
Eight "special packs" were released at some point during the TCG's lifetime, each themed after a Jugdrali nation or group. Each pack contained five cards, all of which were rare foil editions. The packs saw limited distribution at events. Although the official website lists which characters were included with each pack, it is not known which of each character's cards were present in the packs, with the obvious exception of characters who had only one card.
|Characters included||Format||Total cards|
Silesse Special Pack
|Lewyn • Ferry • Mahnya • Ced • Fee||Special pack (¥600 + tax)||5|
Leonster Special Pack
|Quan • Ethlyn • Altena • Leif • Finn||Special pack (¥630 + tax)||5|
Friege Special Pack
|Tailtiu • Arthur • Teeny • Amid • Linda||Special pack (¥630 + tax)||5|
Isaach Special Pack
|Ayra • Shannan • Larcei • Ulster • Astra (skill)||Special pack (¥630 + tax)||5|
Nordion Special Pack
|Eldigan • Lachesis • Ares • Delmud • Nanna||Special pack (¥630 + tax)||5|
Thracia Special Pack
|Travant • Areone • Hannibal • Dean • Eda||Special pack (¥630 + tax)||5|
Friege Special Pack vol.2
|Reptor • Bloom • Hilda • Ishtar • Ishtore||Special pack (¥630 + tax)||5|
Loptyrian Special Pack
|Julius • Manfroy • Sandima • Ctuzof • Veld||Special pack (¥630 + tax)||5|
- During its run, the TCG appears to have hosted a character popularity poll, although its results are not currently known to have had any relevance to anything in particular. Its results were:
- Following the cancellation of the TCG, a dōjin continuation of the series called Fire Revolution was commenced. It is presently known to cover seven series of its own, expanding the original TCG with coverage of The Binding Blade, The Blazing Blade and The Sacred Stones in addition to further cards based on Genealogy, Thracia and Mystery.
- Fire Emblem TCG official website (archived by the Internet Archive)
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